Fatima Ezzahra Tajan – Law Student IE Law School. IE University.
I want a Gun (أريد بندقية) by Nizar Kabbani (1923 – 1998).
I want a gun. I sold my mother’s ring for a gun
I pawned my purse for a gun
The language in which we studied, the books in which we read
The poems that we memorized are not worth a dirham in front of a gun
I have a gun now, to Palestine, take me with you
To my lord sad as the face of Magdalene
In Jerusalem, in Hebron, in Bisan, in the Jordan Valley
In Bethlehem, where you were free people
The story of peace is a play, and justice is a play
There is only one road to Palestine, which passes through the barrel of a gun.